State health officials have received 100 applications from groups seeking licenses to open marijuana dispensaries.
Voters convincingly backed a state law that allows marijuana to be used by people with debilitating medical conditions such as cancer, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease. Yet many communities now appear hesitant to open their borders to facilities where the drug would be legally cultivated and sold.
State health officials have released a list of 181 applications they received from groups hoping to open medical marijuana dispensaries.
Nine months after Massachusetts voters approved creation of a medical marijuana program, a key deadline has arrived for those interested in obtaining a license to dispense the drug.
State health officials are making preliminary applications available for nonprofit medical marijuana dispensaries in Massachusetts.
N.H. Gov. Maggie Hassan has signed a law making New Hampshire the 19th state to allow seriously ill residents to use marijuana to treat their illnesses.
State public health officials are proposing a fee structure for the state’s new medical marijuana program.
The state Public Health Council is moving ahead with regulations of medical marijuana dispensaries and it appears Norwell may be the first in line for a facility.
The unanimous vote Wednesday paves the way for the voter-approved law to take effect, though it will be at least several more months before the state’s first medical marijuana dispensaries open.
A legislative committee plans to hear several proposals to change Massachusetts’ medical marijuana law as the state prepares for implementation of the voter-approved measures.